Family's special reason for marathon run
A BROTHER and sister team from Ipswich have laced up their trainers and are pounding the streets of the town training for a marathon run.Chris Bickers, 30, and Sarah White, 33, are preparing to run the Flora London marathon on Sunday, April 26 in memory of their mum, who sadly lost her battle with breast cancer 20 years ago.
A BROTHER and sister team from Ipswich have laced up their trainers and are pounding the streets of the town training for a marathon run.
Chris Bickers, 30, and Sarah White, 33, are preparing to run the Flora London marathon on Sunday, April 26 in memory of their mum, who sadly lost her battle with breast cancer 20 years ago.
The budding marathon runners are hoping to raise over �1,000 for Breast Cancer Campaign in what will be the second time they complete the run through the capital.
Mr Bickers said the event would be a tribute to his mum. “We are running this race as a tribute to our mum and also to better our times from previous marathons.”
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His sister, a primary school teacher at Kingsfleet Primary School in Felixstowe, added: “By running for campaign, not only would our mum be proud, but the money raised will go towards vital breast cancer research and will help the charity continue their mission to beat this disease.
“I am looking forward to the challenge, there is a great atmosphere. I did say after the first time never again, famous last words.
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“We always said we wanted to do something in her memory, it is why we started applying for the marathon in 2000. I got accepted in 2004 and Chris got a place in 2007. It was pure chance that we both got a place this year.”
The pair are well into their rigorous training programme and are due to warm up with a half marathon at the Silverstone race track next month.
They have set up a just giving page to allow people to help them achieve their �1,000 target as soon as possible. If you would like to donate to their cause please visit www.justgiving.com/sarahandchris2009.